Hattons has many years’ experience in wills and probate law, and our specialist solicitors are here to guide you through the process of making a will or help if you have to deal with probate matters after the death of a loved one.
Drafting a will for your family is one of the most responsible things you can do before you pass away. While you are not required by law to have one, your family and friends will appreciate you lessening the stress while they mourn your loss. Rightfully so, it can be stressful emotionally and psychologically. Let the will and probate lawyers at St Helens’ Hattons Solicitors assist in drawing up your will, so you don’t have to do this alone. We will ensure that your requests, as to where your assets and possessions are to go to, are correctly detailed in your will. We can also draft two wills together for a lower cost.
After you have created your will and have passed on, you can rest easy knowing the professional probate lawyers at Hattons Solicitors will handle all your affairs according to the will we set up together. In some cases, an application must be submitted to the probate registry, a section of the Court, to obtain what is called the Grant of Probate. This will then allow all your assets to be gathered in and distributed as per your wishes in your will.
A Lasting Power of Attorney allows you to appoint someone to act on your behalf in circumstances where you are no longer able to take care of you own affairs. There is a financial Power of Attorney who is in charge of handling your money and property, and then there is the Health and Welfare Power of Attorney Quite often this is the case where people are concerned about the onset of a mental impairment. By creating a Power of Attorney you can have peace of mind that someone who your trust and that has you best interest at heart will be able to manage your affairs for you.
In the event of an emergency, we can provide will drafting for your loved ones when they need help quickly deciding how to leave their estate to their friends and family. Our will and probate lawyer makes an appointment to visit them either in the home or the hospital/hospice and drafts the will. We perform this service at an additional charge. We can provide you a quote over the phone for this service.
If you have troubles getting around town or leaving your home, Hattons Solicitors will visit you directly at home for a small fee. As long as you are within 10 miles of WA10 1HQ in St Helens, the cost is only £25 (ex VAT). If you or your loved one lives outside of that radius, we are more than happy to give you a quote based on your location.